Without antitrust exceptions, MLB’s ability to control business conditions for junior leaguers may not be ‘possible’, says Rob Manfred

In a letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee, Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred said it “may not be possible” for the league to enforce, create and maintain better working conditions for minor leagues if the antitrust exemption is stripped. Additionally, Manfred said that without antitrust exceptions, junior affiliates “were more likely” to leave their … Read more

Brother of 1st Black NL Referee Williams speaking at CSUB | News

When Odie Williams set out to write about his late brother Art in 1999, he checked the encyclopedia to see what remained of his brother’s baseball accomplishments. Found disappointingly few. Now, between the latest edition of Williams’ long-awaited book and his talk at California State University Bakersfield Thursday, he’s doing his best to celebrate the … Read more